Roadside America, Shartlesville

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  • September 6, 2017
    I visited this as a child, then again recently. Everything is the same, nostalgic and meaningful. Easy access, not expensive, and it will wow you when you walk in.  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    We were on the way home from a Labor Day trip and decided to stop here when our kids were clearly bored in the backseat. We weren't sure what to expect but figured it was worth 30 minutes of our kids ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I was there as a child over 35 years ago with my grandfather and it was a privilege to take my children there on Aug 4th of this year. This is simply a classic worth doing once every once in a while. ...  more »
  • May 30, 2017
    This place was pretty amazing, I honestly wasn't expecting it to be since the place is so small but the little village was beautiful! This is a great place to take kids who love trains. I especially enjoyed the night view and music. My kids loved the trains and how they could control the trains or trolley with a push of a button, they did not want to leave. I love how detailed it was and the beautiful little pond with the fish, will definitely bring the kids back again.
  • June 25, 2017
    Fantastic! I'd give it 6 stars if I could. The place has been there since 1936, an amazing diorama with interactive buttons all over. A little daytime to night time to dawn show. Great people. A must stop for anyone passing by. I always look for a quick, inexpensive stop when traveling with the kids. You don't want to take a ton of time out of your travel and if it's too expensive you feel the need to stay a long time. This is IDEAL.
  • June 25, 2017
    Super-cool if you're into miniature cities, model train layouts, doll houses, or are just impressed with craftsmanship. I urge anyone going here to explore every nook and cranny, and stick around for the "night pageant" when they dim the lights and treat you to a tribute to America. Many of the buildings are replicas of actual historic places, there are little historical placards with details all around, and plenty of little action buttons- most of which work (I've yet to see any similar exhibits where every button works- as a hobbyist I know how easily those things break down). Not a big time consumer, great "wow" factor, worth the admission price. Check it out and the neat Amish-style gift shop next door. Bring a camera or clear some space on your smartphone for pics.
  • June 6, 2017
    We spent about 2 hours there as you can't see all of the details the first time around the perimeter. It's really amazing how much detail is in the exhibit. Well worth a stop. Even taking pictures, you can't capture it all but they have a little booklet in the gift shop that contains great close up pictures of what we weren't able to photograph well. We will visit again.
  • July 10, 2017
    First went here as a child nearly 50 years ago. The ultimate little roadside attraction from a bygone era. Take your children of all ages there and watch their imaginations go wild.

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